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Dave Ross

Astro, robot...
Dave Ross

Ross: Do I dare give my heart to a robot again?

Here comes Amazon with a robot called Astro – named after the Jetsons' dog. Do I get this, or wait until they design one that can hug me and lick my face?
27 days ago
government...
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold predicts government will not shut down over debt ceiling vote

KIRO Radio's Dave Ross asked Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold: Is the government going to close and is the treasury going to default?
27 days ago
lost cause...
Dave Ross

Ross: Beware, politicians, of the lost cause

America is days away from a shutdown, a self-inflicted default, and the last chance to pass bills that will determine whether Joe Biden is relevant or not.
28 days ago
long-COVID...
MyNorthwest Staff

Persistent ‘long-COVID’: Research suggests the immune system itself might be to blame

Mercer Island’s Dr. Gordon Cohen unpacks new research coming out of the University of Arkansas to better understand “long COVID,” or “COVID long-haulers.”
28 days ago
fans, normal...
Dave Ross

Ross: Almost back to normal weekends

This weekend had highs, it had lows, and it was almost possible to entertain the thought that things are getting back to normal.
29 days ago
teacher of the year, Jerad Koepp...
MyNorthwest Staff

Meet the 2022 Washington State Teacher of the Year: Jerad Koepp

Jerad Koepp is Washington State Teacher of the Year for 2022. He is a Native American specialist for the North Thurston County Public Schools.
1 month ago
airport, freedom...
Dave Ross

Ross: You have the freedom to fly, or to stay home

When you enter an airport, you give up your freedom. Everybody knows this. If you don’t like it, exercise your freedom to stay home.
1 month ago
debt...
Dave Ross

Ross: The wealthiest nation in history is again toying with the idea of not paying its bills

The debt drama is going down to the wire. The warnings are flying, the air is thick with blame – but I remind myself that this is how it’s supposed to work.
1 month ago
Trump...
Dave Ross

Ross: Now we know what they were planning

On Monday, it was revealed why former President Donald Trump had every reason to believe he would win the 2020 election.
1 month ago
trump, secret service...
KIRO Radio staff

Fahrenthold: Taxpayers paid $1.7 million to protect Trump’s four kids, three officials

There's quite a bit of taxpayer money that went to the Secret Service to protect not just the president, but a bunch of other people as well.
1 month ago
Texas abortion...
Dave Ross

Ross: You get a lawsuit, and you get a lawsuit

The way the Texas law is written, Dr. Braid could be sued hundreds of times, and sued successfully, since he’s basically confessed to providing an abortion.
1 month ago
space...
Dave Ross

Ross: Convincing billionaires that Earth is more exciting than space

Instead of trying to tax billionaires, why not find a way to motivate them to want to spend their money on something besides just space?
1 month ago
school bathrooms...
Dave Ross

Ross: The war on school bathrooms

Kids are vandalizing school bathrooms and posting their mischief on TikTok as some bathroom challenge. Soap dispensers, sinks, and toilets are gone.
1 month ago
nurse, covid, ICU...
KIRO Radio staff

‘They are exhausted’: Spokane reporter offers look inside ICU treating COVID patients

KXLY TV's Robyn Nance shares a special report from inside the ICU at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington.
1 month ago
tax...
Dave Ross

Ross: Making the shoplifters pay

We’re not talking about changing the tax code, or raising rates, this is just about enforcing what’s already there.
1 month ago
President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure at the Flatirons campus of the National Renewable E...
Dave Ross

Ross: Whose job is it to cut Joe Biden off?

I know a lot about having my audio cut off. That’s exactly what the White House does with Biden. When it comes to the private part, they cut the audio.
1 month ago
California recall...
KIRO Radio staff

Fahrenthold: Larry Elder’s strategy in California recall likely a ‘recipe for failure’

David Fahrenthold joins Seattle's Morning News live on election day in California, when residents will vote whether or not to recall Governor Gavin Newsom.
1 month ago
COVID seattle, patients...
Dave Ross

Ross: Are the numbers of hospitalized COVID patients exaggerated?

An article in the Atlantic is questioning probably the scariest numbers of the COVID pandemic – the number of COVID patients being hospitalized.
1 month ago
taunting...
Dave Ross

Ross: You don’t play nice – you pay the price

The NFL's no taunting rule has some fans unhappy. But I'm happy to see an institution pushing back on the “in your face culture” that surrounds us now.
1 month ago
9/11...
MyNorthwest Staff

20 years later, Dave Ross recalls how it felt to report on 9/11

Twenty years ago, Dave Ross, Dori Monson, and Heather Bosch were on air reacting to the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Meanwhile, a young historian was rolling tape.
1 month ago
protest, risks...
Dave Ross

Ross: Accepting the risks of refusing a vaccine

If you’re going to assert your right to choose NOT to be vaccinated, why not be consistent and choose NOT to be treated if you get sick?
2 months ago
US Capitol, Patriot Act...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former state AG provides an update on the Patriot Act 20 years post-9/11

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is this Saturday, and a big change after the attacks was that Congress passed the Patriot Act. Where does it stand now?
2 months ago
greece, default...
Dave Ross

Ross: Whose default is it?

If you believe the US is about to default, you'd be smart to pay off your credit cards, and keep some cash handy. So, is this Congress going to let this happen?
2 months ago
community, hang in there, reopen, mu variant...
MyNorthwest Staff

Washington will have to ‘see what happens’ with mu variant

As the delta variant makes up almost all of the COVID-19 cases in Washington state, another variant is emerging onto the scene: the mu variant.
2 months ago
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